Wexford family home a haven of space and solitude

Listen to the sound of silence in this architect-designed home just outside Wexford town

25th February, 2018
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Rockwood in Barntown in Co Wexford is on the market for €975,000: the house has underfloor heating, solar panels, double-glazed windows and a built-in surround sound system

Rockwood in Barntown has the feel of deep country about it. Perched on a plot of ten acres, the house is wrapped by lawns and woodlands, as silent in day as in night. The nearest public road looks out over hedges and rolling fields dotted with cattle and the odd barn. Beyond is the river Slaney, sweeping towards the sea past Wexford town, some five kilometres away.

The location meant ample space was available to...

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